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    9 Health Benefits of Mushrooms

    Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. It’s common knowledge that the key to getting enough vitamins and minerals in the diet is to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables […] More

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    13 Health Benefits of Pineapple

    Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit that have been celebrated for centuries not only for their distinct and unique taste, but also for their seemingly miraculous health benefits. Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved and their leaves are even used for wallpaper and ceiling insulation. They belong to the Bromeliaceae family and are […] More

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    12 Health Benefits of Mango

    Mangoes are a low-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free source of a variety of nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidant compounds. If your diet includes rich sources of these nutrients regularly, you may be less likely to develop many serious medical conditions. Originally cultivated in India, mangoes are now more widely eaten than any […] More

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    12 Iron Rich Foods for Anemia

    Iron deficiency is the most common form of nutritional deficiency – especially among children and pregnant women – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Not getting enough can cause anemia and make you more susceptible to illness and infections; it can even cause premature delivery in pregnant women. The body is able to regulate uptake […] More

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    12 Health Benefits of Asparagus

    Asparagus is a perennial garden plant belonging to the Lily family (Liliaceae). While approximately 300 varieties of asparagus have been noted, only 20 are edible. Asparagus, its fleshy spears topped with bud-like compact heads, is often thought of as a luxury vegetable, prized for its succulent taste and tender texture. It is harvested in the […] More

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    8 Common Detox Side Effects

    When you detox your body systems, you will suffer from certain withdrawal symptoms and side effects in the initial period of detoxification. Although the detox side effects (or detox symptoms) can be unpleasant, they are just temporary signs that the cleansing is working and toxins are being removed from the body.   In terms of side effects, […] More

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    10 Health Benefits of Papaya

    The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them to your diet.   Nutritional […] More

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    10 Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

    Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar. Added sugar harms your health for two reasons. One is its well-known links to weight gain and cavities. The other […] More

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    10 Foods High in Selenium

    Selenium is one of many important dietary minerals, and we require a small amount of selenium in our daily diet. Selenium is incorporated in a small cluster of important proteins, each of which plays a critical role in our health.   Selenium has received publicity over the past couple decades based on some confusing and […] More

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    8 Foods That Fight Depression

    There are many factors that contribute to experiencing depression: personality, genetics, brain chemistry, and lifestyle, even the weather. Sometimes people use food as a means to cope with their depression, or just to feel better. Many times, though, the foods people turn to — such as foods high in saturated fat, sugars, and heavily processed […] More

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    12 Foods That Cause Acne

    Acne is mainly caused by the overproduction of oil; blocked hair follicles that don’t allow the aforementioned oil to leave the pore, which often results in a clogged pore; and the growth of bacteria inside the hair follicles called P. acnes.   However, along with the above factors and genetics, there are certain foods you could be […] More

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    10 Natural Antibiotics That Really Work

    Antibiotics are medicine used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. When used properly, they can either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause problems like ear infections, stomach problems and several skin issues.   Doctors prescribe an antibiotic depending upon the specific germ (bacterium or parasite) that is causing the infection. However, antibiotics do […] More

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